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News: CONACYT releases call for proposals to parallel NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

CONACYT has released a call for proposals (see here) that will support Mexico-based researchers who are interested in partnering with US researchers on a NSF PIRE project (see here).

Deadlines for both Call for Proposals are 21 October 2014.

News: UC San Diego Extends Global Partnership with Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico

The University of California, San Diego and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico (UABC) have embarked on an initiative to increase collaboration and exchange among students and faculty from both universities. The initiative was formalized by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and UABC President Felipe Cuamea Velazquez.

"We are extremely proud that UC San Diego is strengthening our partnership with the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California," said Khosla. "Strategically, this initiative is very important to our campus, as we are located in an ideal space for cross-border collaborations with large student populations on both sides. Our unique location allows for the meaningful exchange of ideas and resources between our students and faculty."

UC San Diego's collaboration with UABC will include any desirable and feasible activity to foster cooperation between both institutions. Such interaction may include: exchanges of faculty; exchanges of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars; joint research projects and publications; exchanges of publications, materials and information; and special short-term programs and visits.

to read more about this collaboration, visit UC San Diego's News Center.

News: Announcement of UC MEXUS-CONACYT AWARDS

The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) have awarded more than $736,000 in collaborative project grants to UC and Mexico principal investigators and 24 Mexican and UC postdoctoral fellowships as well as 29 Mexican doctoral fellowships for students pursuing degrees at UC campuses for the 2014 competitions.

Since 1997, the UC MEXUS-CONACYT funding programs have provided support for collaborative research projects, doctoral dissertation research graduate education, and post-doctoral fellowships. For more information regarding these awards and for future funding opportunities, please see http://ucmexus.ucr.edu/funding/.

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